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Best Insert Putter:

Putters with inserts were groundbreaking technology a few years back but this feature is now commonplace. These insert putters feature balanced weighting to counter the insert which adds weight to the putter in places where it otherwise wouldn't be which results in cleaner putts. They also feature an insert with a milled or grooved face allowing you to get the most feel achievable on every putt. Lastly, these putters had to have a compact design since larger putters spread a lot of weight out which only make putting that more challenging.

Ping Cadence TR Anser 2 Putter

This putter is the ideal fit for anyone who is looking for more confidence on those shorter putt. The Cadence TR by Ping simply delivers in ways which make other putters in this list fall just a little short. An insert with a milled surface provides you with a feel other clubs simply cannot. Read Full Review

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    Ping Cadence TR Anser 2 Putter

    Nike Golf Men's Method Core Drone 2.0 Center Shafted Golf Putter

    This putter is ideal for anyone who wants the putter to do more of the work for them as the milled insert makes long and short putts easy. This putters feel, balance, and weighting are perfect for almost any golfer out there. Read Full Review

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      Nike Golf Men's Method Core Drone 2.0 Center Shafted Golf Putter

      Odyssey Men's Works Versa 7 Putter

      This putter is ideal for anyone looking for enhanced feel and confidence. It offers a great deal of feel on longer and shorter putts alike while allowing players to manipulate their putts so the putter isn't doing too much of the work. Read Full Review

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        Odyssey Men's Works Versa 7 Putter

        New Cleveland Golf Smart Square Counterbalance Putter

        This putter oozes confidence from anywhere around the green. Whether the player is 50 feet out, or they have a short 2 foot putt left to save that par or bogey, no one will feel left out. The club creates an incredible amount of consistency that’s hard to match. Read Full Review

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          New Cleveland Golf Smart Square Counterbalance Putter

          TaylorMade Spider Mallet Putter

          This club features some incredible weighting, a high-quality insert, and speed control elements that really make this putter effortless to use. Playing any round of golf is easier when players are confident on the green. Read Full Review

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            TaylorMade Spider Mallet Putter

            Best Blade Putter:

            A blade putter is one of the most trusted and common putter designs in the game of golf. Dating back decades, these putters have come a long way in terms of technology. However, in order to be considered amongst the best, these selections must feature a stable design. This ensures stability through the stroke, and consistency when aligning putts. This often means a wider blade than some traditional blade options out there.

            Second, these best blade putters possess features to give the club balance from the heel to the toe. This means weight which sits at the heel and the toe to counter any balance issues that may exist with the club or simply give it a better feel on both long and short putts.

            Lastly, the blade putters on this list feature either a milled or insert face with a grooved finish. Both of these characteristics will ensure friction is created at the moment of impact, creating flush, pure putts with every stroke.

            Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2

            Scotty Cameron is one of the most-trusted names in the game of golf, especially when it comes to putters. However, the milled face and heel-toe weighting simply put this putter above the rest. It delivers consistency, feel, and balance on every putt whether long or short. Read Full Review

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              Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2

              Cleveland Golf Classic Collection HB Insert #3 Putter

              This is without a doubt one of the best putters on the list, and it really delivers feel and consistency. While this putter doesn't dabble in weighting or any flashy technology, the really solid insert and great design make this a can't-miss putter. Read Full Review

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                Cleveland Golf Classic Collection HB Insert #3 Putter

                TaylorMade Spider Blade Putter

                This putter is great because it utilizes a PureRoll Surlyn insert to create dynamic and consistent roll on every green. The balance it has gives players confidence which is reinforced with consistent results. Read Full Review

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                  TaylorMade Spider Blade Putter

                  Odyssey Hot Pro 2.0 #1 Putter (White)

                  This putter only requires playing with it to understand just how much feel and control it will give you. It has a slightly lighter feel than some of the other putter on this list which only adds to the feel and control this putter offers. Read Full Review

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                    Odyssey Hot Pro 2.0 #1 Putter (White)

                    Ping Rhapsody Anser 2 Putter

                    This putter is the definition of simplicity, coming from a good name that has persisted in the golfing industry for a number of years. The Ping Anser 2 Rhapsody features a milled face which results in a high-quality putter. Read Full Review

                    Ping Rhapsody Anser 2 Putter

                    Best Milled Putter:

                    Milled putters are a staple in the game of golf. Over the course of the last several years the definition of what a milled face is has definitely changed. In order for a milled putter to make this list, it must have several qualities.

                    First and foremost, a milled face that’s built from one solid piece of steel will encourage a long playing life and consistent feel. Second, it has to be a putter that uses (at least in part), machine milling. While some companies will use multiple milling techniques, the best putters in this category are manufactured using machine milling techniques. Third, you need to select a head design that’s compact and square which will make consistently lining up each putt easier. The compact and square head design will also help a great deal with equalizing weight to ensure the putter is balanced.

                    Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2

                    The Newport 2 putter by Scotty Cameron is simply undeniable within the sphere of golf. It delivers on all fronts of the game and allows for precise balance and consistency all around the green, start to finish. Read Full Review

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                      Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2

                      Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura X5 Putter Left 34 722LE34

                      This putter plays larger, delivering results because of its size. It takes the great Scotty Cameron milling and combines it with a putter that’s significantly easier to consistently align and hit. Read Full Review

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                        Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura X5 Putter Left 34 722LE34

                        Odyssey Metal X Milled 330 Mallet Putter

                        Whether you're looking for a putter with a soft feel, or one that will give you confidence on long and short putts with greater balance, this is one to consider. This putter delivers you some of the best in technology, balance, and feel. Read Full Review

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                          Odyssey Metal X Milled 330 Mallet Putter

                          Cleveland Golf Men's Classic Collection HB 7.0 Putter

                          This is a great putter because of the simplicity in its design, milling technique, as well as weighting and balance. Whether you're playing once a week or every day, this putter will make you feel like you've spent a lot of time on the green, even if you haven’t. Read Full Review

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                            Cleveland Golf Men's Classic Collection HB 7.0 Putter

                            Ping Anser 5 Milled Putter

                            This putter grants the player simplicity and consistency. The shaft setup and club head design gives players the opportunity to use a putter that will help them navigate virtually any area on the course. Read Full Review

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                              Ping Anser 5 Milled Putter

                              Best Mallet Putter:

                              As their name indicates, mallet putters are much different than traditional putters and do much of the putting work for you. Many golfers are automatically drawn to their alternative club head shape but that really isn't what makes a mallet putter special or unique. Rather, it's the club’s weighting that makes these clubs stand out.

                              It’s important to choose the right mallet putter when you're looking for one and also understanding it isn't simply a matter of picking one which looks unique. In order for a mallet putter to have made this best list, each pick had to have three very distinct qualities.

                              First, a mallet putter has to feature a compact design and should never spread its weight out too much, because otherwise it will hamper a person’s game. Second, this type of putter has to feature a polymer insert for making long putts with confidence and short putts with ease. Third, a mallet putter must balance itself very well and offer counter-weighting to balance the added club head weight. That can be done through weighting the shaft differently or even simply centering the shaft more securely toward the center of the club head.

                              Odyssey Men's Works V-LINE Versa Putter

                              This putter offers great consistency and delivers a really smooth putting experience from start to finish. It allows players to putt smoothly through the ball whether the putt is 30 feet long or just a short tap in. Read Full Review

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                                Odyssey Men's Works V-LINE Versa Putter

                                TaylorMade Spider Mallet Putter

                                The Spider Mallet putter is a great putter because it delivers dynamic weighting to make putting a lot easier. This allows players to feel as though the putter really is doing much of the work. Read Full Review

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                                  TaylorMade Spider Mallet Putter

                                  Odyssey Works Versa #1 Rossie Tank Putter

                                  This putter delivers insert technology, exceptional weighting, and design measures, ensuring each and every putt hits with confidence. Players experiencing challenges around the green will feel as though they're playing with a putter that’s been in their bag for years. Read Full Review

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                                    Odyssey Works Versa #1 Rossie Tank Putter

                                    Ping Scottsdale TR Shea H Putter

                                    This putter delivers a trusted design, putting golf technology together in a way that makes sense. The clubs weighting and the multi-material base insert make this putter amongst the best in the game. Read Full Review

                                    Ping Scottsdale TR Shea H Putter

                                    Wilson Staff Men's Infinite South Side Putter

                                    This putter demonstrates great weighting, which allows players to putt with confidence on every stroke. It also makes proper alignment very easy, something that can be a challenge for some golfers. Read Full Review

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                                      Wilson Staff Men's Infinite South Side Putter

                                      Best Budget Putter:

                                      It's hard to argue there’s any club in the bag more important than the putter. However, not everyone wants to spend $200 or more on a single golf club. Finding the best budget putter can be a challenge because you don't want to trade quality for a lesser price tag. That doesn't mean there aren't great putters out there on the market at a fair price.

                                      The best budget putters making this list succeeded in achieving three very important things. First, the price of the putter came in under $100. While choosing a putter that isn't overly expensive is important, it's also equally as important to choose a sound, quality club. Second, the putters on this list feature an insert which is an inexpensive way for manufacturers to increase feel and control. Third, these putters demonstrate balance which is achieved through weighting or hosel placement. Both of these characteristics can make a putter feel significantly more balanced than other options with misappropriated weighting and poor hosel placement.

                                      TaylorMade 2014 White Smoke DA-62 Putter

                                      This putter features a traditional blade design with key hosel placement, making this one of the easiest to hit putters in the game. The insert creates a great deal of feel, allowing players to consistently putt all around the course. Read Full Review

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                                        TaylorMade 2014 White Smoke DA-62 Putter

                                        MacGregor VIP-1 Putter

                                        This putter is amongst the best on the market because it has a high-quality insert and allows for short and aggressive strokes. That will give a player confidence around the course, providing the ability to hit every stroke with the same intensity and improve their overall game. Read Full Review

                                        MacGregor VIP-1 Putter

                                        Cleveland Golf Classic Collection HB Insert #1 Putter

                                        This putter offers players incredible value with a classic feel and a high-quality insert. It allows players to gain confidence with a high-quality putter while saving money at the same time. Read Full Review

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                                          Cleveland Golf Classic Collection HB Insert #1 Putter

                                          Wilson Staff Womens Harmonized M1 Golf Putter

                                          This is a great putter for anyone looking to save a significant amount of money. The insert, weighting, and overall design of this putter allows players to really take advantage of any green, putting with confidence from start to finish. Read Full Review

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                                            Wilson Staff Womens Harmonized M1 Golf Putter

                                            TaylorMade 2014 White Smoke MC-72 Putter

                                            This is the ideal putter for anyone who wants to gain consistency in their putting stroke with an effectively weighted putter with a broader weight distribution. With its exclusive Pureroll face insert technology, this putter makes aligning putts a breeze. Read Full Review

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                                              TaylorMade 2014 White Smoke MC-72 Putter

                                              Best Heavy Putter:

                                              Heavy putters are an underappreciated club type in the world of golf. These clubs allow players to make consistent putting strokes by forcing players to use the larger muscles in their body, instead of the smaller, more difficult to control muscles in their hands and arms. These selections also feature a weight of at least 400 grams for a smooth, consistent putting stroke as well as balanced weight distribution which is accomplished through either perimeter weighting, removable weights, or focused weight in a centralized part of the putter head. Lastly, these putters feature multi-material inserts, or milled faces which limit bumping and rolling at the moment of impact so your putts roll smoothly and consistently every time.

                                              Ping Cadence Tr Series Rustler Putters Rustler

                                              The Ping Cadence TR Rustler Heavy Putter is considered the best because it delivers a soft insert, True Roll technology, and great weight balance so every putt is made consistently from anywhere on the green. This clubs technology and design elements will help players of all skill levels improve their putting. Read Full Review

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                                                Ping Cadence Tr Series Rustler Putters Rustler

                                                Odyssey Tank Cruiser No.7 Mallet Golf Putter

                                                The Odyssey Tank #7 Versa putter it features one of the heaviest heads on the market at 500 grams. The polymer insert is soft and forgiving, while still allowing players to make strong, confident strokes at any distance on the green. Read Full Review

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                                                  Odyssey Tank Cruiser No.7 Mallet Golf Putter

                                                  Taylor Made Ghost Spider S Slant Putter

                                                  The TaylorMade Ghost Spider S Slant putter features a Pure Roll insert exclusive to TaylorMade and gives players a uniform feel when making their putts. It also features adjustable weighting options so a player can make it heavier and lighter as they see fit to ultimately find their own sweet spot. Read Full Review

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                                                    Taylor Made Ghost Spider S Slant Putter

                                                    Odyssey Tank #1 Right Hand Putter

                                                    The Odyssey Tank #1 Versa Putter features one of the heaviest putter heads on the market, weighing in at 400g. That combined with the specifically designed polymer insert make this putter one of the best on the market for any golfer. Read Full Review

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                                                      Odyssey Tank #1 Right Hand Putter

                                                      Ping Cadence TR Anser 2 Putter

                                                      The Ping Anser 2 Heavy Putter features a heavier polymer insert which allows the weight to be emphasized in the middle of the club head. That's key to this putter ranking amongst the best as it makes for confident, consistent putting strokes. Read Full Review

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                                                        Ping Cadence TR Anser 2 Putter

                                                        Best Tour Putter:

                                                        Tour putters are very unique to golf because they’re typically clubs tailored to the best players in the world. The biggest gap between tour putters and putters used by the average player isn't necessarily in the technology installed, but rather the design and setup. Three qualities every tour putter on this list brings to the table include either a milled face or multi-material insert face allowing for consistent and pure contact on every putt. They also feature a simple design that’s typically a blade or blade hybrid design which grants players the most control over where their putts go. Most importantly, these tour putters are well balanced thanks to golfing technology like perimeter weighting which ensures each of these putters has a consistent feel.

                                                        TaylorMade Men's 62 Ghost Tour Daytona Steel Golf Putter

                                                        The TaylorMade Ghost Tour Daytona 62 features PureRoll technology in its insert and provides an incredibly forgiving feel. The clubs blade design and shaft placement allows players to have maximum control over their putts. Read Full Review

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                                                          TaylorMade Men's 62 Ghost Tour Daytona Steel Golf Putter

                                                          2014 Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2.5

                                                          The Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 features a milled face and weighting distribution that makes this putter one of the best currently available. It gives every player the ability to truly feel their putts, and grant a consistent swing regardless of their handicap. Read Full Review

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                                                            2014 Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2.5

                                                            Odyssey Metal X Milled # 1 Putter

                                                            The Odyssey Metal-X Milled #1 Wide features a widened design that really helps players with quickly lining up their putts. The milled face also allows players to have an incredibly pure feel when striking the ball. Read Full Review

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                                                              Odyssey Metal X Milled # 1 Putter

                                                              TaylorMade Men's Ghost Tour Sebring Steel Golf Putter

                                                              The TaylorMade Ghost Tour Sebring features a very basic design and a blade allowing players to have a smooth and consistent putting stroke. This putter features an insert which gives you soft reaction and consistent feel as well. Read Full Review

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                                                                TaylorMade Men's Ghost Tour Sebring Steel Golf Putter

                                                                NIKE METHOD 001 Putter

                                                                The Nike Method 001 Tour Played Putter is milled from a single piece of metal and features one of the smoothest faces on the market. Its simple design also makes lining up putts easy and gives the player little room to make judgment errors when putting. Read Full Review

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                                                                  NIKE METHOD 001 Putter

                                                                  Best Long Putter:

                                                                  Long putters aren’t for everyone given they’re among the most challenging pieces of golfing equipment  to get used to. However, for players who have grown accustomed to playing with a long putter, these clubs gives the player greater control and the ability to use more of their body in an area of the game requiring incredible touch. For a long putter to be considered for this list, it must first feature a length of at least 38 inches which is required to create adequate stability within the putter. Second, it has to feature a club head design like a mallet, blade, or hybrid that distributes weight properly at the bottom of the club. This allows for a consistent, smooth putting stroke that will improve anyone’s score. Third, they feature a multi-material insert, like the polymer inserts seen in some of the best putters today, which allow for a consistent interaction between the putter head and the ball.

                                                                  Odyssey Golf Tank Cruise Putter, V-Line Mallet

                                                                  The Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-Line Putter features customizable weighting and a polymer insert that makes putting easy for beginners and pros alike. This club also has bold design lines so aligning putts are easy, even those who individuals who haven't been playing for very long or who struggle with finding consistency on the green. Read Full Review

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                                                                    Odyssey Golf Tank Cruise Putter, V-Line Mallet

                                                                    Ping Cadence Tr Series Ketsch Putters

                                                                    The Ping Cadence TR Ketsch Traditional features True Roll Technology and weighting that keeps the weight of the putter toward the outside of the club head. Much like perimeter weighting, this golfing technology makes the Cadence putter one of the most balanced on the market today. Read Full Review

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                                                                      Ping Cadence Tr Series Ketsch Putters

                                                                      Odyssey Works Versa 2-Ball Fang Tank Putter with SuperStroke Grip

                                                                      The Odyssey Works Tank Versa 2-Ball Fang Putter combines a 2-ball design which delivers balance through weighting in the middle of the club head with an insert face which really features some impressive technology. The insert actually mimics a milled face, which improves feel and consistency at the point of impact your putter face has with the ball. Read Full Review

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                                                                        Odyssey Works Versa 2-Ball Fang Tank Putter with SuperStroke Grip

                                                                        TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs Putter

                                                                        The TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs Putter combines a Y-plate design that creates an undeniable amount of balance. That balance is emphasized by a shaft placement which is slightly closer to the heel than the center of the club, giving players the ability to confidently take on every stroke. Read Full Review

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                                                                          TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs Putter

                                                                          TaylorMade Spider Mallet Putter

                                                                          The incredibly stable TaylorMade Spider Mallet features a PureRoll Surlyn insert that allows for consistency with every stroke. It will create a pure stroke for any player, giving them the balance to take on any shot. Read Full Review

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                                                                            TaylorMade Spider Mallet Putter

                                                                            Best Women's Putter:

                                                                            Over the last 10-20 years golfing equipment has evolved a lot especially in regards to putter technology. Whether we're talking about milling techniques, actual design features, removable weights, or a number of other options, the changes have an impact on every player’s game. These best women's putters all feature a compact design which allows for balance whether through the addition of removable weights or simple counterbalance measures like many manufacturers on this list have done. These clubs also have a somewhat centered shaft placement or perimeter weighting to ensure a balanced putting stroke is administered on every putt. These putters also all feature a multi-material insert or milled face, both of which allow the player to experience smooth and consistent contact on every stroke.

                                                                            Odyssey Women's White Hot Pro V-Line Putter

                                                                            The Women's Odyssey White Hot Pro V-Line Putter features perimeter weighting for smooth and consistent strokes. The putter’s simplistic design, features an insert that makes the ball respond very well to the putter on both long and short putts. Read Full Review

                                                                            Odyssey Women's White Hot Pro V-Line Putter

                                                                            Wilson Staff Harmonized M2 Golf Putter, Women's

                                                                            The affordable Wilson Harmonized M2 Hope Women's Putter has a list of positive physical qualities it brings to the table including a smooth insert and simple shaft design. The weight of this putter is evenly distributed for one of the most well balanced putters on the market. Read Full Review

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                                                                              Wilson Staff Harmonized M2 Golf Putter, Women's

                                                                              Cleveland Golf Women's Smart Square Putter

                                                                              The Women's Cleveland Smart Square Putter takes the best design elements of larger 2-ball inspired putters, and combines them with a high-quality insert. This putter allows players to make every stroke with confidence and allows players to find rhythm in their putting stroke. Read Full Review

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                                                                                Cleveland Golf Women's Smart Square Putter

                                                                                Womens Odyssey White Hot Pro 2-Ball Putter

                                                                                The Women's Odyssey White Hot Pro 2-Ball Putter features a 2-ball design, which puts the majority of the clubs weight in the middle of the putter. It allows players to feel the same stroke every time thanks in part to a highly-forgiving insert that’s larger and easier to align. Read Full Review

                                                                                Womens Odyssey White Hot Pro 2-Ball Putter

                                                                                Ping Rhapsody Anser 2 Putter

                                                                                The Ping Anser Rhapsody combines True-Roll Technology, as well as an optimized club head design that allows players to make every stroke with confidence and consistency. It’s one of the easiest putters on the list to align thanks to its phenomenal design. Read Full Review

                                                                                Ping Rhapsody Anser 2 Putter
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